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  • Halo Wars add-on, Strategic Options, confirmed and detailed

    Microsoft just confirmed a first Halo Wars add-on, titled Strategic Options. It’s to release in the “coming weeks”. It’ll include the following: Keepaway Mode is the “Halo Wars” adaptation of Capture the Flag. Teams will battle it out to capture a free-roaming Forerunner Sentinel to score points before the other team. Capture three sentinels to […]

  • Halo Wars to get patched soon, multiplayer bugs to be fixed

    A Halo Wars title update’s on the way, according to the game’s official site. A release window wasn’t provided, but the post said players can expect fixes to some matchmaking bugs, and a few other minor bits. Two things of note though: the Prophet of Regret’s speed on land will be reduced to match the […]

  • Xbox boss: "It’s not as if we’re doing something like Halo Kart"

    Xbox games head Phil Spencer’s defended the firm’s decision to publish a Halo RTS, saying the decision wasn’t exploitative but rather a way of introducing new consumers to the franchise. “With Halo Wars, we thought we had an interesting story, an interesting universe, and we were trying to find ways that we could expose that […]

  • Halo Wars hits one million sales worldwide

    Halo Wars has hit one million sales worldwide, making it the best selling strategy title for Xbox 360. Released last month, the game has attracted over 2.6 million multiplayer matches via XBL – 118 years of combined time, apparently – with an average of 200,000 users logging in to play daily. Press release after the […]

  • Halo Wars spoiled completely in less than two minutes

    Gamesradar’s posted a video of all the cut-scenes in Halo Wars, giving you the game’s entire plot in 90 seconds. For the sake of clarity, this will spoil it for you. We strongly advise you do not hit the link if you’re in any way sensitive on the subject of Halo Wars’ plot. OK?

  • Microsoft announces Halo Wars vid series

    Microsoft just announced a “Halo Wars: Universe Expanded” video series. It’s a three-part thing, showing how Halo Wars fits in with the rest of the Halo games. The first part’s available on March 2. Press release after the break. Halo Wars releases tomorrow.

  • First Halo Wars reviews go live

    The Halo Wars review embargo just lifted, and pieces are starting to appear now. Eurogamer’s gone with 8/10, which is spot on as far as we’re concerned, having got our copy yesterday. There’ll be more soon, no doubt. If you want anything added, drop a link in the comments. The game, Ensemble’s last, ships on […]

  • Robot Entertainment developing extra content for Halo Wars

    Robot Entertainment is developing extra content for Halo Wars, as well as providing community support for Age of Empires. The news was confirmed via press release this morning after word broke over the weekend that ex-Ensemble co-founder Tony Goodman had formed the new company. “The video game industry is in a state of upheaval,” explained […]

  • January NPD: Halo Wars demo downloaded 2 million times in a week

    Microsoft confirmed in its post NPD statement this morning that the Halo Wars demo had been downloaded more than 2 million times in one week. The demo was released on February 5. The game itself, the last for developer Ensemble, launches for 360 on February 27. Day and date with Killzone 2, as was the […]

  • Halo Wars demo now on Live

    Microsoft just posted the Halo Wars demo on Live. Go go go. Here’s the link if you want to queue it from the web. It’s 1Gb in size.

  • Halo Wars movie shows scarabs going mental

    After the break. The RTS’s latest vidoc shows heaps of aliens fighting and men talking over the top. That simple. Doesn’t cost to look.

  • Halo 3 Mythic map pack officially detailed

    After a slight leakage earlier this week, Microsoft’s finally decided to pop the bubble shield of silence surrounding Halo 3’s Mythic map pack. IGN has the scoop. Map descriptions are as follows: Sandbox — Combines large-scale vehicular combat with a limitless amount of Forge customization. Boasting a tiered, open-world layout, “Halo 3″ players will be […]

  • Ensemble involved in Halo Wars' future

    Halo Wars lead producer Jason pace has to EG that a new company formed from the ashes of Ensemble will be taking care of aftercare for the console exclusive RTS. “Ensemble is, as I’m sure you know, forming a new company, and they will be helping us support the title moving forward, so: bug patches, […]

  • Shelley: Two new studios to emerge from Ensemble

    Ensemble head Bruce Shelley’s made his final blog update before the studio closes, confirming that “at least” two new studios are to be born from the ashes. “There are at least two new studios being formed by ES employees and I expect both to do very well,” he said. “There were a lot of outstanding […]

  • Halo Wars DLC a real possibility

    UK site Electricpig reports that the possibility of Halo Wars having some future downloadable content is a definite possibility. “Additional downloadable content is something we’re looking in to,” said Halo Wars producer Jason Pace. The statement comes somewhat as a surprise to us as all reports have suggested that Microsoft is to close Ensemble Studios […]

  • Contests offer early access to Halo Wars demo

    Both Planet Xbox 360 and MLGPRO are offering early access to the Halo Wars demo, assuming you can’t wait until February 5 for the general release. Winning a code from either site means you’ll be able to get involved from January 29. That’s this Thursday. The game’s out later in February. Thanks, Joystiq.

  • New Halo Wars images show tanks, Hunters, Banshees - looks great

    Below you can see twelve new Halo Wars images showing all the weapons and troops you will have at your disposal whether you choose to fight as Covenant or the marines. The images are super-sharp and look very good indeed for what is to be Ensemble’s first and last console RTS. Halo Wars went gold […]

  • Halo Wars gold, demo confirmed for February 5

    Halo Wars is now gold, Microsoft’s announced, describing the RTS as “genre-defining”. The Live demo will release on February 5 prior to launch on February 27. Halo Wars is Ensemble’s last game: the studio will now close. A series of vidocs is to be released in the run up to the game’s release, the first […]

  • Halo Wars review embargo lifts on February 20

    Microsoft confirmed yesterday that the Halo Wars review embargo will lift on February 20 at 2.00pm GMT. The Ensemble RTS is to be shown off at the Cabinet War Rooms in London next week, an event to include multiplay and developer interviews. Halo Wars will be the last Ensemble game before Microsoft closes the studio.

  • Halo Wars soundtrack detailed

    Sumthing Else Music Works and Microsoft games studios have lifted the lid on the Halo Wars soundtrack which is scheduled for release Feb. 17, 2009. It will come on two discs, be over 50 minutes long and features performances by FILMharmonic Orchestra and Choir Prague. “For Halo Wars I wanted to write music that fit […]

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